When looking at any space ready for a makeover, the first question Nate asks himself is not “what needs to change?” but “what can stay?”. In the case of this 80 square foot kitchen, located in the former carriage house of Nate’s 1920’s Los Angeles home, the answer to that question was the original iron & glass window, and the vintage Shaker style cabinetry.
The most daunting part of the reno, though? Making a tiny kitchen deliver big, on both style and functionality. Maximize storage, don’t overload with patterns or saturated color, and don’t skimp on the appliances, are some of Nate’s go-to tips. For the appliances, Nate chose the black stainless steel finish from LG Studio, a suite that he had a hand in designing. No “tiny stuff” here, just a kitchen worth its salt.
Head over to the LA Times for the full story. Text by Bonnie McCarthy; Photography by Tessa Neustadt.
“This kitchen, for me, has a timeless, forever feel, but it’s using Semihandmade cabinetry that didn’t exist 10 years ago, black stainless-steel finish on LG Studio appliances that didn’t exist a year ago and Clé tile I didn’t know about nine months ago. So what’s fun is I think it all blends very well with the original elements, but it’s definitely a kitchen for right now.”
– Nate Berkus